Good question Marc. According to the Google.....Cross posting on the FB site. What's the difference between Secret Santa and White Elephant for the gift exchange?
"The way Secret Santa works is, a random person chooses somebody else's name out of a hat. In the end everyone ends up with a name and you go out and buy that person a gift. A White Elephant gift exchange; however involves each person bringing a wrapped gift and placing it into a big group of gifts."
I changed the gift descriptive within the launch message to "White Elephant", which I believe is the traditional event we have enjoyed during past years. Thank you for pointing this out.